Taking a selfie can be much more than snapping a photo of oneself in the backseat of a car, in fact, photography can capture you in so many different ways.
Taking photos of agony, despair, happiness, hysteria, genuine laughter and every other human emotion in between is a beautiful thing and something we don’t capture as much, despite having a total access to cameras and the ability to snap these unique emotions.
There are so many incredible photographers out there who do capture these beautiful emotions that are often overlooked all because we are so selfie centred and so desperate for the perfect picture.
How many photos of yourself looking incredible in your camera roll do you have? even if you are lacking (like me) you will find probably none of your actual life, what you look like when sitting watching the TV or when you taste something utterly delicious for the first time. We are all so immersed in our phones and taking selfies that we don’t actually really ever take a step back and take life in.
Gone on a hike and reached the highest point? Best snap a selfie for Instagram instead of just taking it in. Seeing your favorite band in concert? Best film it all to post on my Snapchat instead of just letting the music sink into my bones and enjoy the electric feeling of being there.
We are all so dead set on making our lives look utterly brilliant that we are forgetting to actually stop and smell the roses, to actually take in our surroundings and feel the moment. Being so obsessed with uploading photos, getting likes, showing off and making sure your photos are well received is a phenomenon and quite frankly it’s unhealthy.
I don’t take many photos of myself but I have been guilty of not properly taking things in because I was so busy trying to capture the perfect photograph. Sometimes I wish we could all step back and leave our cameras alone for a while and remember what it’s like to feel totally relaxed without fear of a camera.